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War Is Never Over
by Cecil L. Harrison

War is never over
Thought the treaties may be signed
The memories of the battles
Are forever in our minds

War is never over
So when you welcome heroes home
Remember in their minds they hold
Memories known to them alone


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Ode To Valour
by Mary Darby Robinson

Lord of the dauntless breast, and stedfast mien!
Who, rob'd in majesty sublime,
Sat in thy eagle-wafted car,
And led the hardy sons of war,
With head erect, and eye serene,
Amidst the arrowy show'r;
When unsubdued, from clime to clime,
YOUNG AMMON taught exulting Fame
O'er earth's vast space to sound the glories of thy name.


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The Female Of The Species
by Rudyard Kipling

When the Himalayan peasant meets the he-bear in his pride,
He shouts to scare the monster who will often turn aside.
But the she-bear thus accosted rends the peasant tooth and nail,
For the female of the species is more deadly than the male.

When Nag, the wayside cobra, hears the careless foot of man,
He will sometimes wriggle sideways and avoid it if he can,
But his mate makes no such motion where she camps beside the trail -
For the female of the species is more deadly than the male.


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by Wilfred Owen


1 Our brains ache, in the merciless iced east winds that knife us ...
2 Wearied we keep awake because the night is silent ...
3 Low drooping flares confuse our memory of the salient ...
4 Worried by silence, sentries whisper, curious, nervous,
5 But nothing happens.

6 Watching, we hear the mad gusts tugging on the wire.
7 Like twitching agonies of men among its brambles.


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by Margaret Atwood

My daughter plays on the floor
with plastic letters,
red, blue & hard yellow,
learning how to spell,
how to make spells.

I wonder how many women
denied themselves daughters,
closed themselves in rooms,


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Letters home
by Dorothy Eleanor

You're a note sent from heaven,
To a battle field in hell.
I wish I could kiss you here
and the worries farewell.

Every letter written carefully
By a steady hand in ink.
I hold your picture to my heart,
Smell your scent, tears on the brink.


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It’s Time to Shout
by Jeffrey Pipes Guice

There was a time when America was prosperous…
It was a time when American life was good…
It was a time when families prayed together…
We lived as one proud nation, as we should…

We used to travel across our great country…
As a family, together on holiday trips…
Gas was affordable and available everywhere…
Unlike today, with the oil apocalypse…


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Letter to Ellie
by Renee Weng

Dear Ellie,

the days are long, the nights
even longer. I witnessed them pass
again. I gnaw my teeth, stuff
my heart down lungs and hear others
unleash a howl, roaring at
fireworks scarlett in sin.
They fall around me;
drifting leaves amongst the


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रावण दहन
by Tushar Mb

रावण को तो हर साल आग लगाई जाति है
लेकिन सीता पर बुरी नजर तो आज भी डाली जाती है.
विभीषण जैसो की बाते कहा मानी जाती है।
तुम्हे कुछ पता नही बोलके मंदोदरी की बाते आज भी टाली जाती है.
रावण के रूप में यहां बुराई जलाई जाती हे.
पर हकीकत में यहां किसी और को बुरा दिखाकर बुराइयां छुपाई जाति ही।.

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How can we leave them behind?
by Robert Ippaso

Is there a time when friendship does not count,
Where bonds forged in war are callously
Is now the time for their suffering to willfully
As a passing blight, a chore ill-gotten?

Is desperation always someone else’s burden,
To be observed but ultimately ignored,
Their fate unclear, easier to draw that curtain


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Popular Famous Poets about War
  • Rudyard Kipling
    Rudyard Kipling (75 poems about War)
    30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936 / Bombay
  • Walt Whitman
    Walt Whitman (47 poems about War)
    31 May 1819 - 26 March 1892 / New York / United States
  •  Anonymous Olde English
    Anonymous Olde English (33 poems about War)
  • James Macpherson
    James Macpherson (31 poems about War)
    27 October 1736 – 17 February 1796 / Ruthven, Kingussie, Badenoch, Inverness-Shire, Scotland
  • Siegfried Sassoon
    Siegfried Sassoon (31 poems about War)
    1886 - 1967 / Kent / England
  • John Barbour
    John Barbour (19 poems about War)
    c.1320 – 13 March 1395 / Aberdeenshire or Galloway, Scotland
  • Wilfred Owen
    Wilfred Owen (17 poems about War)
    1893-1918 / Shropshire / England
  • Andrew Marvell
    Andrew Marvell (13 poems about War)
    31 March 1621 – 16 August 1678 / Yorkshire, England
  • Sir Walter Scott
    Sir Walter Scott (12 poems about War)
    1771-1832 / Edinburgh / Scotland
  •  Franklin Pierce Adams
    Franklin Pierce Adams (11 poems about War)
    F.P.A.] (15 November 1881 – 23 March 1960 / Chicago, Illinois
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